Saturday, June 16, 2007

Doors and Windows

Ever hear that expression, "Every time a door closes, a window opens" ? There are many versions, some include God... Well, let me ask you this: If you just had a door 'slam' in your face, would you really feel like climbing out a window?

These past few weeks there were doors slamming and windows opening all around. Opportunities coming, but not ones that we had expected or hoped for. Life can be that way. And when things don't necessarily change for the better, it is easy to be bitter about those changes and where they come from.

I had to step back and look at things from a different perspective. Life was going along swimmingly when BOOM! Not only does the door slam, but it hits us in the nose, too, and hurts. But if that door hadn't closed, we would have just kept going with the current, even if it wasn't necessarily in a good direction. Maybe the current was taking us into water that was over our heads. Maybe the current was pushing us into a little alcove that wouldn't let us go forward... instead, we would have just collected in the weeds with the rest of the flotsam. The door slamming was a huge push... a push to go in a different direction.

Now we float along, not sure what's happening or where we're heading now. It doesn't matter. We've got windows to climb through. We're moving onto better things. We're keeping our heads up. We're not going to beat our heads against that door trying to make it open again, and we're not going to sit and sulk by an open window.

I don't have much else to say for now. Until next time, heads up and keep moving forward!


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